San Diego County Medical Society



As of April 2013, more than 117,380 individuals are on the National Organ Transplant
Waiting List. In California 21,000, or approximately 18%, are residents of California.

Nationwide, approximately 18 people die each day awaiting lifesaving organ transplants,
and a new name is added to the national waiting list every 10 minutes.

One organ donor can save up to eight lives and one tissue donor can improve the lives of up
to 50 others.

In California, consent (first-person or by the family) is given in approximately 80% of cases
where patients are pronounced brain dead and are medically suitable to be organ donors.

Nearly all religious groups support organ and tissue donation and transplantation as long
as it does not impede the life or hasten the death of the donor.

High concentration of Azithromycin in infected tissues is also caused by the fact that phagocytes and macrophages transport it to the site of infection and release in the area of inflammation. Azithromycin is prescribed in case of illness or injury at the time.